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Business Clusters : An International Perspective - Martin Perry

Business Clusters

An International Perspective

Hardcover Published: 19th May 2005
ISBN: 9780415339629
Number Of Pages: 232

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Clusters of specialized businesses are being promoted around the world, aided by high-profile examples such as Silicon Valley.

Using evidence from high- and low-income economies, as well as detailed case studies that show the special conditions behind successful clusters, this book provides a new vantage point on this high-interest topic, making it ideal for students of business location, policy-makers and managers seeking a real-world understanding of clustering.

List of tablesp. ix
List of boxesp. x
Prefacep. xii
Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introductionp. 1
What is a cluster?p. 11
Plan of the bookp. 16
Approaching clustersp. 17
How frequent are clusters?p. 19
Innovative clusters in Swedenp. 20
Cluster theoryp. 24
A contingent perspective on clustersp. 35
Conclusionp. 42
Agglomeration and clustersp. 43
Types of agglomeration economyp. 44
Uncertainties with agglomeration economiesp. 52
When localization?p. 55
Which economy counts?p. 67
Agglomeration and competitionp. 71
Conclusionp. 74
Counting clustersp. 76
Mapping without definingp. 77
Industry distribution and clustersp. 87
Cluster mappingp. 94
Conclusionp. 107
New economic geographyp. 109
The core modelp. 111
Evaluation of new economic geographyp. 122
Testing new economic geographyp. 128
Conclusionp. 135
Clusters in developing countriesp. 138
A model of cluster emergence and growthp. 140
Clusters in Indonesiap. 150
Clusters and globalizationp. 161
Conclusionp. 167
Promoting clustersp. 169
Cluster-policy objectivesp. 170
Exemplar clustersp. 172
Industry characteristics and clustersp. 176
Clusters for allp. 183
Policy experience in New Zealandp. 185
Conclusionp. 200
Conclusionp. 202
Clusters as chaosp. 203
Clusters as art and sciencep. 205
Clusters as a contribution to diversityp. 206
Referencesp. 209
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415339629
ISBN-10: 0415339626
Series: Routledge Studies in Business Organizations and Networks
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 19th May 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.1  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1